I've followed this discussion on the other concurrent thread and refrained from any comment as I didn't know enough on the subject but learned much from the thread.
With regard to this new thread, whilst I am not a member of the EFDSS, I am a member of the TMSA and feel that members of that body should also lobby the EFDSS for the retention of the "Kennedy archive" (sic) as a matter of national (i.e. British) importance. After all, many of the singers collected from were Scots.
Perhaps the Irish should be doing the same?..
(who unfortunately owns one or two Folktrax CDs of execrable quality, bought way before I had any understanding of their doubtful provenance.)